Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tag Archives: Muslim

Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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Malaysia mosque bans tourists after viral dance

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went viral online. The pair, of East Asian appearance and believed to be foreigners, were filmed doing the dance in skimpy shorts and tops ...

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Kareena Kapoor trolled for marrying a Muslim

BOLLYWOOD: Swara Bhasker defended her Veere Di Wedding co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan when she was trolled for ‘marrying a Muslim’ and for naming her son Taimur. Swara tweeted a photograph of Kareena holding a placard asking for the justice for the eight-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and murdered in Jammu and ...

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Labour suspend councillor over racist comments towards Anas Sarwar

MANCHESTER: Labour has suspended a senior councillor after Scottish party leadership candidate Anas Sarwar alleged he had been the victim of racist comments. A Scottish Labour Party spokesman confirmed it has suspended Davie McLachlan, the leader of the party’s group on South Lanarkshire Council. It comes after Anas Sarwar claimed ...

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Indian court rejects legal attempt to block global release of ‘Padmavati’

MUMBAI: India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and ...

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UK politicians complain against hate article about Muslims

LONDON: Over 100 British politicians have signed an open letter complaining about The Sun newspaper “using Nazi-like language” regarding the Muslim community in Britain. On Monday, The Sun ran an article which asked: “What will we do about the Muslim problem?” It was written by one of the paper’s big ...

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Kashmir: Top Kashmiri commander death sparks protests

SRINAGAR: The killing of a top Kashmiri commander and his comrade by New Delhi forces has sparked massive protests and violent clashes across the Indian-controlled Himalayan valley. Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said on Tuesday that Abu Dujana, of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, was gunned down with an accomplice during a ...

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Brutal lynching in India: Murder Of BodyBuilder Naveed Pathan

A disturbing video of an Indian Muslim man being brutally lynched by 11 people armed with swords and sticks in Maharashtra state has gone viral on social media and prompted a debate on the victim’s identity. According to reports in Indian media, the victim, whom police identified as Rafiquddin, allegedly a ...

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Muslim war refugee crowned Miss World Australia

A young Muslim woman who came to Australia as a refugee during the Bosnian war has been named Miss World Australia 2017. Esma Voloder who is a 25-year-old criminal profiler from Melbourne was named Miss World Australia 2017 on Friday night. Voloder, who came to Australia with her family after escaping ...

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Britain’s Young Muslim Men as They Want to Be Seen

LONDON: Mahtab Hussain, a British artist of Pakistani descent, had grown tired of the simplistic narratives that portrayed Muslims as either refugees or terrorists. While in art school, and later at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he was irked that no one had done any projects about Asians and ...

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